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What virus scan should I use?

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I currently have McAfee and also run AdAware, AVG, and SuperAntispy (or something like that; sorry I'm at work right now and not on my home computer). McAfee wants to know if I want to renew. Is it neccesary to renew, or am I okay with just the other stuff? I imagine I don't need all these programs and it may even be detrimental to have all of them. Thanks for any help!
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No, it's not necessary to renew. there are plenty of free programs recommended in the malware Section to use for scanning for viruses and spyware.


Just a few free ones. Other posters will have their opinions:

LavaSoft's AdAware 2008:

Spybot Search & Destroy:

Anti-Virus Programs -




RogueRemover Free 1.24 :

Windows® Defender:

Use these Guides and Tutorials to clean pretty much 70% or more of the malware:


If you still have problems with malware, then follow the instructions on this section of the forum:


These people are very, very good and very busy so please be patient. If you do not get any help within 3 days, please post here:

The Waiting Room - http://tinyurl.com/3cuxxu

Edited by Major Payne, 02 July 2008 - 02:40 PM.

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Just to add - if you don't renew McAfee you won't get updates - in other words it will be useless and you will need a replacement.

A good free one is AntiVir - Major Payne has a link to it.

You should also only run ONE antivirus program at a given time, more can cause slowdowns and lower your overall protection due to conflictions between the multiple av programs.

hope it helps,

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